(Breaking News) President-elect Donald Trump has selected Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, according to an official close to the transition process. As of Friday morning, Session had been offered the job but it was unclear whether he had accepted, the official said. (Previous story) Sen. Jeff Sessions has emerged as the top candidate to be the next attorney general in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, a transition official told CNN Thursday.
However, transition sources have indicated that Sessions is being considered for other cabinet positions as well.
Sessions, 69, is currently serving his fourth Senate term and was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump. During Trump’s campaign, he served as a key validator from within the Republican establishment at critical times and urged Republicans to coalesce around Trump.
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